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GOPA Infra abroad

20/12/2017

In addition to Afghanistan and Turkey, GOPA Infra has successfully opened a registered branch office in Uganda. The office is located in Kololo, close to the city centre of Kampala and houses project staff as well as our country representative, Ms Sabine Böltken.

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In addition to Afghanistan and Turkey, GOPA Infra has successfully opened a registered branch office in Uganda. The office is located in Kololo, close to the city centre of Kampala and houses project staff as well as our country representative, Ms Sabine Böltken.

GOPA Infra is currently implementing three projects, for KfW Development Bank and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and is well prepared for upcoming challenges in its service areas.

Project won in Brazil

15/12/2017

Our consortium has won the opportunity of implementing the contract “Climate friendly technologies and capacity development for the implementation of the Brazilian national waste policy” financed by the International Climate Initiative (IKI)“ and steered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

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Our consortium has won the opportunity of implementing the contract “Climate friendly technologies and capacity development for the implementation of the Brazilian national waste policy” financed by the International Climate Initiative (IKI)“ and steered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

This Brasília-based IKI-project aims to contribute to the improvement of the conditions for the exploitation of the mitigation potential related to the effects of climate change in the waste sector. GOPA Infra is responsible for the development of decision-making tools to support municipalities, and for the capacity building of public officials and stakeholders. The goal of our assignment is to strengthen institutional and human capacities “of municipal actors for a climate-friendly and resource-efficient circular economy”.

The GOPA Infra/Adelphi team is steadily represented on site by two long-term experts, Mr Jan Janssen and Mr Guilherme Gonçalves, to be based in Brasília during the entire project lifetime. They will work directly with both the Ministry of Cities and Ministry of Environment, building the foundations for a solid contribution for the management of urban solid waste in Brazil.

The photo shows our experts during a visit to one of the world’s largest landfills – Sao Joao Landfill in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Project won!

06/12/2017

A consortium comprising GOPA Infra, Sweco, INTEC, GOPA Middle East and Dar al-Omran was awarded the consulting contract to support the Reconstruction Fund for Areas Affected by Terroristic Operations (ReFAATO) in the management and monitoring of GCFI activities.

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A consortium comprising GOPA Infra, Sweco, INTEC, GOPA Middle East and Dar al-Omran was awarded the consulting contract to support the Reconstruction Fund for Areas Affected by Terroristic Operations (ReFAATO) in the management and monitoring of GCFI activities. ReFAATO is the primary Iraqi entity responsible for coordinating reconstruction operations in liberated territories of Iraq.

Administered by KfW Development Bank, the GCFI is to contribute towards permanently returning Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their home locations in Iraq. It will support investments in the restoration of local economic and social infrastructure, through rehabilitation, construction or supply of equipment.

The main objective of the assignment is to provide smooth and efficient management and monitoring support to ReFAATO in its role as Project Executing Agency, in all aspects relating to the implementation of the GCFI Programme.

HE Dr Mustafa Mohamed Amin Al-Hiti, President of ReFAATO, and Mr Mathias Lueg, Managing Director of GOPA Infra, signed the consulting contract at KfW headquarters in Frankfurt on 1 December 2017.

 

Substantial additional funds to our water supply infrastructure project in Burkina Faso

19/09/2017

After a successful start, and only 5 months of implementation of our KfW-financed project in Burkina Faso (Prestations de Consultant dans le cadre du Programme d’Approvisionnement en Eau Potable et Assainissement dans les petites et moyennes villes dans les Régions de la Boucle du Mouhon, Cascades, Hauts-Bassin et Sud-Ouest), a de

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After a successful start, and only 5 months of implementation of our KfW-financed project in Burkina Faso (Prestations de Consultant dans le cadre du Programme d’Approvisionnement en Eau Potable et Assainissement dans les petites et moyennes villes dans les Régions de la Boucle du Mouhon, Cascades, Hauts-Bassin et Sud-Ouest), a delegation of representatives from KfW and ONEA met GOPA Infra’s team on site in mid-September. Several visits were made and meetings held in different project towns, in order to allow the KfW delegation, in particular, to better understand the project’s needs and constraints, as well as our primary findings.

During GOPA Infra’s summarising presentation at the final meeting in our project office in Bobo-Dioulasso, KfW announced that substantial additional funds have been recently granted to our project by the BMZ, increasing the already remarkable budget of the water-supply infrastructure works by roughly 45%.

GOPA Infra is glad that technical assistance and engineering tasks are also planned to be increased – and, even more importantly, that the project will be much more coherent with the additional budget. This will help enhance, in a sustainable way, water-supply systems in the 16 middle-sized towns spread over the four regions in the south-western part of Burkina Faso, and consequently achieve the rather ambitious project indicators.

Official kick-off meeting held in Bobo-Dioulasso for our new project

27/06/2017

GOPA Infra recently organised and moderated the “atelier de démarrage”, the official kick-off for our EUR 3.4 million project "Programme for water supply and sanitation in small and medium towns in the regions of Boucle du Mouhoun, Cascades, Hauts-Bassins and Sud-Ouest".

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GOPA Infra recently organised and moderated the “atelier de démarrage”, the official kick-off for our EUR 3.4 million project "Programme for water supply and sanitation in small and medium towns in the regions of Boucle du Mouhoun, Cascades, Hauts-Bassins and Sud-Ouest". Representatives of the national water and wastewater utility ONEA, KfW as main donor, and various NGOs and IFIs participated at the one-day event in Bobo-Dioulasso. Altogether, almost 60 people attended this meeting, including all the mayors of the 16 beneficiary towns.

Aiming to extend infrastructure, particularly in the water supply sector, this project is the biggest German financial contribution to ONEA in the last decades. GOPA Infra is pleased to contribute to the long-standing engagement of the GOPA Consulting Group in Burkina Faso.

For more information, please contact Markus Daechert (markus.daechert@gopa-infra.de).